Thursday, November 18, 2004

In anticipation

No doubt my previous post will attract cries of "moral relativism" from those who do not understand the meaning of the term. However, it is based on a very clear moral principle, applied universally and consistently: that killing civilians is wrong. To my mind, there is no difference between someone who murders twenty in the course of killing five with a car bomb, and someone who does the same with a laser-guided missile. Those who wish to condemn this "moral equivalence" - judging acts which are in fact morally equivalent to be morally equivalent - are welcome to point out the distinction.